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Aug 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
the hacker world and the global cyber insurgency. it is authored by parmy olson and parmy olson is london bureau chief for "forbes" magazine and she joins us from london. missiles and, if we could start, what is anonymous? >> actually very difficult question to answer. a lot of people see it as a group or an organization. it isn't quite that. if anything it's more of an internet phenomenon or a movement. many different people, collaborate together online to protest against all sorts of different reasons, and also to harass people sometimes for fun. it comes from a culture, image boards and discussion boards online, and some people see it as a start of a new way of protesting online. >> how did it begin? >> so, anonymous emerged from something called image portrait. these are discussion boards on websites. and one particular which in 2004, run 2004, 2005 the website became very popular and the greater of the website in force all of its users to be anonymous when they posted comments. a lot of these didn't like it personal with the realize overtime was that when they were stripped of ego an
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> first of all, who are they, parmy olson? >> they can be anyone, anyone can be anonymous. a man, woman, employe, unemployed, young, old. by and large, though, that may or core constituents of anonymous tend to be young men or young people. there is a misconception that it is a big group of hackers. that really isn't the case. for the most part they are young people who have grown up with the internet to understand the internet really well, how to circumvent it, the highways and byways, and to understand the subculture of the internet very well. >> parmy olson, you talked about the fact that they have protests or are protesting. what other protesting? >> there are all sorts of different things that they protest. a time during which i wrote the book between late 2010 and the summer of 200011, even in that short space of time there were many different events that anonymou became a part of and were supporting. there was supporting of pirated bay because this is a piracy site. representative -- supporting wikileaks. supporting the pro-democracy demonstrators in the middle east. oftentimes,
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
would be sentenced before the end of the year. but i am not clear on that. >> parmy olson, does anonymous in any way still exist. does lulzsec still exist? >> the worst of attempts to revive lulzsec although the main guys organizing it are definitely not on the internet any more. a few other guys from the anonymous community tried to start something called lulzsec reborn but nothing to offer in the same way. we have not seen another hacker group come to prominence with the same kind of attention are be as destructive as lulzsec was. there have been other splendor groups from anonymous with names like cabin crew and they have done some damage and gotten press attention but nowhere near the amount that lulzsec had. >> was there a relationship between wikileaks and the occupy wall st movement and anonymous and lulzsec? >> i think it was definitely a lot of support between the two sides. there was an overlap of -- and terms of left wing libertarianism. a lot of guys will align themselves with that ethos. certainly the kinds of processes they were using to propagate ideas and spread
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
book out, called "we are anonymous", it's authored by parmy olson and parmy olson is london bureau chief from forbes magazine and joins us from london. ms. olson, if we could start, what is "anonymous"? guest guest actually, a very difficult question to answer. a lot of people see it as a group or an organization. it isn't quite that. if tpheurbg it's more of an internet phenomenon or a movement. it's many different people collaborating together on line to protest against all sorts of -- for all sorts of different reasons and also to haras people sometimes for fun. it comes from a culture of image boards and discussion boards online, and some people see it as the start of a new way of protesting online. host host how did it begin? guest guest so anonymous emerged from something that's called image boards. these are discussion boards on a website and one in particular, for chance, which in 2004, around 2004, 2005, this website became very popular and the creating of that website forced all users to be anonymous when they posted comments. a lot of the users didn't like this at first
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
sorts of different reasons and also to harass people for fun. >> parmy olson looks at the impact the motivations of the hacker group anonymous. >> a discussion on voting rights. this was not at the convention in houston. -- this was held at the convention in houston. this event from early jell-o last -- july last about 1.5 hours. gamble>> this is a teaching session. we understand what the battle is. it enables us to engage more. would you repeat after me, we are seeing an attack on voting rights. an attack on progressive tax policies. an attack on public education. attack on labor rights. an attack on the principles of equal protection. under the law. and the attack on the principle of equal justice in the criminal justice system. and vicious attacks on white, black, latino, and progressive leaders from the president to the attorney general all the way down. we have seen that before, we are seeing it again. we fought against the before, and we must fight against it now. 1870. say it with me. 1870. 142 years ago. these matters were settled with the 15th amendment. why is this nati
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